KCC Media Hub – maintained by Kent County Council press office
Our press office responds to media enquiries from journalists about KCC services and policies.
We can arrange TV, press and radio interviews with Cabinet, Lead Members and senior officers.
The duty press officer outside of office hours is Murray Evans on 07834 051150.
|Press contact||Specialist areas||Telephone|
|Lucy Majin (Press Office Manager)||Includes: corporate issues, democratic services and finance issues as well as policy, performance and improvement, information services and economic development.||03000 416421
|Ella Watkins||Includes:education, early years, schools, planning and access, quality and standards, post-16 education and apprenticeships.||03000 416282
|Includes: social services for children, such as unaccompanied asylum seeking children, fostering, adoption and safeguarding issues as well as social care for adults, older people and promoting independence.||03000 410776 or 07789 750619||Kiran.Dhaliwal@kent.gov.uk
|Murray Evans||Includes: libraries, Trading Standards, community safety, film office, public rights of way, adult education, sports and culture, youth services, country parks, Gateways. Also includes: policy, performance and improvement, information services and economic development.||03000 416071
|Gemma Smith||Includes: Public Health||03000 416699
|Thom Morris||Includes: highways and waste functions, the planning and environment teams, and the delivery of new major transport schemes.||03000 416907
The Leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, has personally congratulated a Kent couple who’ve been awarded MBE’s for their services to children in the county. Ron and Rinie Upton have fostered a total of 151 children and were invited to County Hall to discuss their career as foster carers…
The Lee family from Ramsgate have won the Heart FM and Kent County Council Change 4 Life competition, launched as part of a new Kent campaign to encourage residents to make a change to their health and lifestyles. The presenters of the station’s flagship breakfast show programme – James Heming…
NHS England and Kent County Council are again urging people to take steps to stay well this winter and get their flu vaccination. Almost 320,000 thousand adults and children have already had the vaccine in Kent and Medway. But many people in vulnerable at risk groups have still not been…
Thanks to a grant from Thanet county councillors, Pilgrims Hospice can now provide music therapy sessions for patients and their carers. A KCC Combined Members Grant for £1,059 allowed staff at the hospice to buy a digital piano and other musical instruments for staff and patients to use at small music…
Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter has opened the refurbished restaurant at Towers School in Ashford which was named after him. Carter’s Restaurant offers students from schools all over Ashford the opportunity to learn hospitality and catering skills as part of their vocational studies. The restaurant is run like a…
Kent County Council will be replacing the county’s decaying concrete bus stop poles with new modern alternatives. The project, which began this week, will result in a number of benefits and will allow for more efficient maintenance. There are 235 concrete bus stop poles still in place across the county,…
Severe weather forecast for the South East could leave people vulnerable and Kent County Council is calling on residents to rally round and help friends, families and neighbours. A level three cold weather alert has been announced for the region by the Met Office which triggers actions in the NHS,…
Kent County Council has announced another £5 million in loans to support businesses in the county, boosting economic growth and job creation. The success of KCC’s Regional Growth Fund has already supported 242 companies in the county with £55 million of loans that have created more than 2,212 jobs, safeguarded a…
Ditton Heritage Centre can now display photographs showing life in bygone days, thanks to Peter Homewood who awarded the centre £945 The money came from his KCC Combined Member Grant and will pay for the enlarging and framing of iconic photographs donated by local residents. Ditton Heritage Centre moved into…
A new five-year strategy is set to be launched, bringing together agencies across Kent to tackle drug and alcohol misuse. As Dry January swings into action, it’s estimated that nearly 264,000 Kent people are drinking at increasing and high risk levels. It is believed that of the 53,000 alcohol-dependent individuals…